April 18, 2009

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New quilt. I’m never going to get tired of making quilts with colors that are impossible to photograph. I started this quilt this morning at 9am and then worked all day. I’ve had a truly awful week and I needed something to take my mind off of…everything. Also I quite smoking Tuesday at 1am which means I’m 4 days in. Pretty good so far. Am I tempted to smoke? Yes. Am I eating everything in sight? Yes.

Am I saving more than enough money per month to pay for my Prodigy? HELL YES. Also my landlord REDUCED my rent. (crazy, right?) so that’s an extra 40$

I also finished filming my class and am now in the middle of exporting it to flash, which takes like 6 hours per ten minutes.  Phew. So, that’s what’s going on with me.

Class Sign up!

April 6, 2009

8pm Central tonight!

You can sign up HERE It’ll say out of stock until 8pm tonight

Sign up! It’ll be fun!

Don’t forget.

April 5, 2009

Signup for my class starts Monday 4-06-09 at 8pm Central time on http://www.mqresource.com

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I spoke with two very nice people today over the phone today and let me tell you what a refreshing change it was. Ah. It was positively lovely. My arm hurts a little from holding the phone for such a long time, but my face hurts more from smiling.

I think I may actually have a very nice day.  Ahhhh.

In related news, lets me tell you the wonders of 100wt silk thread from YLI. I can’t post a full picture because it’s for my class, but I quilted half of my wholecloth with one bobbin and said bobbin wasn’t even completely full. You know how dense my quilting is (and this is just motifs) and that bobbin just kept on going and going.

In addition to that, my Voyager knows it’s going to live far far away and it obviously is trying it’s best to impress me because my tension is positively impeccable. We had some fun times, Crackhead (that’s what I call him) but it’s time we parted ways.

So long sweet Crackhead, may you find peace with a quilter who doesn’t hit you with a hammer or call you derogatory names. It’s been fun. (No, it hasn’t it’s been awful)

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RIP Crackhead AssFace Chenevert 4/08-4/09

I also wanted to mention that I’m teaching a class at MQR on Wholecloth design and quilting. I think it’s good information for anyone who wants to design their own quilting motifs, since my world is a stencil free zone.  It goes through basic feather design, beginner, intermediate, and advanced wholecloth designs, trapunto and quilting. It’s jammed packed full of good information

You can read about it and view a short trailer on MQR and if you’re saying “Ehhh, I dunno…” Then here are some things to consider.

1. I need a root canal, and this will help me alleviate the skull throbbing pain I’ve been in for 3 weeks.

1a. The trickle down theory is that if I’m not longer in said pain I will be an all around nicer person. I won’t pick on you for using pantographs and the art quilt will become a bonafide art form.

2. This class is the only reason I’ve convinced myself I can in fact afford a machine.

3. Once I get a new machine I will no longer have my voyager and you’ll be invited to a fancy bonfire party at my house. I will supply sticks, but you must bring your own marshmallows BYOM

3a. I will no longer be blasting to Voyager every chance I get nor sacraficing virgins to appease it.

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Need I say more?

5. I might actually be able to go to a doctor about my wrist

6. The class is actually REALLY funny. I constantly break my pencil lead, suffer hand cramps, and chastise my dog for barking at cricket farts.

7. You’ll learn exactly how I design and quilt thus turning you into me.

8. You want me to be a happy person and want me to realize my dreams of becoming the best person I can be.

There you have it. 8 reasons to cancel your plans on Monday night so you can sign up for my class.

Wait!

9. Once I lose complete interest in quilting and decide to become an actor you can tell your friends you were in my first quilting class.